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smalls_62 891 posts  |  Last Activity: 3 hours ago Member since: Nov 10, 2009
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  • Reply to

    AT&T wireline

    by tcarli Feb 9, 2015 4:41 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 3:43 PM Flag

    Wish I could post a link. Google has indicated 5G will be constructed of already available technologies. It isn't a matter of "if", it is just a matter of when as they tweak and release it. There is nothing to be "proven". Just a matter of optimization.

    You won't have to wait for 2020 for 4.5G that Huawei is rolling out next year that will push the gbps envelope.

  • Reply to

    AT&T wireline

    by tcarli Feb 9, 2015 4:41 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 3:35 PM Flag

    Pfffft. Good luck with that. DISH's own CEO commented just a couple weeks ago pay TV was going to OTT, NOT OVER SATELLITE. How much more do you need slapped in the face to recognize satellite TV is an AOL rerun. For yuck sake this is the DISH CEO himself stating satellite will only be used in some rural deployment but the masses are going to something BESIDES satellite. Again, VZ stated they have no attraction to DISH as a whole. Let DISH get hammered by IP TV and then pick up the scraps. Clearwire comes to mind. Asset value matter of opinion...VZ already commented some of the spectrum is attractive but not the rest of the company. Guess VZ already breathed then didn't they.

    Yes, I've heard of a poker face. I've also heard of a butter face too. In DISH's case their face is satellite TV and everything look good butter face. DTV doesn't have any attractive assets but Stephenson has his beer goggles on. AT&T shareholders will get to deal with the coyote ugly mess while Stephenson retires into the sunset with his millions.

  • smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 3:24 PM Flag

    You are working on becoming a tranny with a tan! Interesting but not surprising given you can't get a woman to commit long term with you. Maybe you can get Killroy to give you long term companionship.

  • smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 2:11 PM Flag

    Would have said that CMCSA/TWC stood just as good a chance if not better than T-DTV until the FCC decided to redefine broadband at 25 Mbps. CMCSA structured takeover of TWC includes Charter Communications taking on any market overlaps to avoid any increases in local market shares. AT&T U-verse on the other hand is eliminating a TV competitor with the DTV takeover and pushes market concentration beyond standard benchmarks. The 25 Mbps definition being put in place makes CMCSA-TWC look like it has too much control of the CURRENT national broadband market which might throw a wrench. I would argue that wouldn't be any different than VZ's share of the 4G market in mobile and that CMCSA-TWC should have higher odds of approval than T-DTV which is clear elimination of consumer choice for pay TV.

  • Reply to

    When does T and DTV finalize the deal ?

    by clectec2008 Feb 9, 2015 11:39 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 11:05 AM Flag

    So I am being generous giving the estimate of a couple years to the cut?

  • Reply to

    AT&T wireline

    by tcarli Feb 9, 2015 4:41 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 10:55 AM Flag

    Nope. The regulator is Ofcom. That is my writing. I don't have to quote myself. LOL

    As for Uverse deployments assumption on your part, that would be incorrect with 5G coming to roost. Uverse is final mile as well. FiOS won't even have a further payoff for VZ as those branches/final miles are being dumped to Frontier. All VZ appears to have kept is the fiber trunk. The big worry the likes of both VZ and T should have with 5G and ISP going to Title II is the MUCH greater ability of competition to come crashing in with much lower capex needs using 5G design and common carrier designation making for smoother access to right-of-ways. Google can light up all that dark fiber with 5G.....OR a MERGED Comcast-Time Warner could launch a 5G network using their fixed line infrastructure with added small cell to become a full on competitor to VZ and T. Communications are indeed converging. AT&T buying a dead end satellite TV bundler business model. DTV=AOL rerun.

  • Reply to

    AT&T wireline

    by tcarli Feb 9, 2015 4:41 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 10:37 AM Flag

    Tiglet's comment was about Verizon in reference to DISH. Catch is that VZ already commented on the speculation. VZ commented there was no attraction to DISH outside of the spectrum holdings. In other words VZ is rolling up their own IP TV/OTT. AT&T buying head count in DTV that will come under major margin pressure.

  • Reply to

    Poor Nige_co

    by smalls_62_spamalert Feb 10, 2015 10:12 AM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 10:34 AM Flag

    Talk about a hypocrite in the same post. You belittle for attacking someone while hiding behind a PC and then turn around and lob personal insults.

    We will see you later today or tomorrow with a different ID. There is little reason to wonder why you are still single in your mid 40s. Keep up the knuckle shuffle.

  • Reply to

    AT&T wireline

    by tcarli Feb 9, 2015 4:41 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 9:32 AM Flag

    Many don't even have a wired line carrier now other than to provide for ISP. Land phone is a cheap add on if one even bothers.

    Bigger note to be made is that VZ also sold its retail FiOS. Maybe a convenient reason to dump final mile infrastructure when it won't be utilized under 5G design??? I'm not certain but one would have to assume as much given the great incumbent position of FiOS. Radius of a small cell delivering multiple gbps is currently about 2 km. Therefore a carrier would need fiber trunk a little under 4km to provide blanket overlapping small cell coverage. One regulator estimates 5G speeds using small cell could reach 10-50 gbps by 2020. VZ might be dumping fixed line assets while they still have value. It's the fiber trunks that would have the retained value with last legs not needed.

  • Reply to

    Nige posts on London Southeast

    by smalls_62_spamalert Feb 9, 2015 7:15 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 7:33 AM Flag

    You mean you are rotating out of this ID for a couple weeks. What ID next? Lap dog coming back soon?

    I love how you quickly deleted a topic yesterday where you had pulled up a year old post of mine discussing ATT huge share buybacks that had pushed ATT to the third highest amount of shares in treasury behind IBM and PG. I had responded with the observation of T spending big money to buy back shares but not properly funding the pension with adequate contributions. How much was that pension shortfall recognition in 4Q'14 again?

  • Reply to

    Nige posts on London Southeast

    by smalls_62_spamalert Feb 9, 2015 7:15 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 10, 2015 7:32 AM Flag

    You mean you are rotating out of this ID for a couple weeks. What ID next? Lap dog coming back soon?

    I love how you quickly deleted a topic yesterday where you had pulled up a year old post of mine discussing ATT huge share buybacks that had pushed ATT to the third highest amount of shares in treasury behind IBM and PG. I had responded with the observation of T spending big money to buy back shares but not properly funding the pension with adequate contributions. How much was that pension shortfall recognition in 4Q'14 again?

  • Reply to

    T, VZ Other US Economy Focused Stocks

    by mr_dinky_dot_bomb Feb 9, 2015 9:39 AM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 9, 2015 2:44 PM Flag

    Each stock in the U.S. has its own merits for each sector and company. How did Greece get into their position? High spending with not enough tax revenue. Too many living off the teat as well. Stock buybacks instead of covering pensions while AT&T debt increases. High debt leverage for wasteful spending for both. Hello failed TMUS bid for $6B now being followed by a bad DTV acquisition just a pay TV market is about to get flooded with competition by way of IP TV. 97% of FCF paid out in dividends. AT&T now cutting capex and borrowing more money to cover spectrum purchases while trying to support continued dividend. Greece was firing government workers to help cover the gap. AT&T has a lot of similarities to Greece. Leveraged up and shrinking tax rolls turned Greek debt into junk bonds. Mobile service revenue drops may soon be compounded by a pay TV purchase that will have a market share to defend as IP TV goes mainstream.

  • Reply to

    NET-NEAUTRALITY and LAWSUITS

    by kaisermycat Feb 9, 2015 11:20 AM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 9, 2015 1:01 PM Flag

    The lawsuits are expected in 4-6 months after official Title II announcements. Futile extension of the inevitable by cable and telco. VZ and the pack should have left the last FCC regulation alone instead of defeating it in court. The court essentially told the FCC they needed to reclassify the internet as Title II to provide FCC the authority to regulate the internet. The FCC has the legal authority to classify the internet and moving the internet to a Title II status therefore provides the FCC the ability to regulate the internet. It was the courts that gave the FCC the advice. Cable and Telco won the battle but lost the war as FCC is set to drop the Title II nuke. The real kicker is the FCC recently boosting the definition of broadband from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps. A carrier will now have to deploy infrastructure capable of high definition TV to qualify for gov't money. Carriers no longer get funds for deploying DSL or satellite based broadband.

    The gubbamint could block T-DTV on overlapping TV market coverage reducing competition to what is typically considered over concentration of market share. Few bother to look at U-verse TV is taking out a competitor in all of AT&T's fixed line markets (20 states).

    A large part of this is being brought about by the U.S. broadband being behind so many other nations bandwidth. The current environment has lead to the existing cartel being loath to roll out the bandwidth. Title II placing common carrier status will allow for new market entrants to much more easily cut red tape in right of way access.

  • smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 9, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    LOL Yep. Goes to prove how much AT&T was aggressively doing share buybacks while its pension shortfall grew again. How much was that pension shortfall recognition in 4Q'14? Your financial engineer will walk off with his fat retirement package while leaving the company highly leveraged and exposed to severe margin deterioration. Good luck Klown.

  • smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 8, 2015 7:15 PM Flag

    The most interesting development is VZ selling its FiOS customers to Frontier in order to keep its debt down/afford the spectrum purchase without causing debt downgrades. The fiber trunks still intact though. In the last CC VZ commented about capex involving small cell...............5G. You just need a well positioned back bone of fiber. Small cell running parallel fiber trunk ~2km apart through urban sprawl to provide 10-50 gbps. Knock knock. Who's there? GOOGLE. Google who? Google who has been buying up and building its own fiber infrastructure for over a decade.

    ATT purely buying head count for TV but buying a biz model with margins about to implode. AOL rerun.

  • smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 8, 2015 6:50 PM Flag

    For the right price VZ is interested in attractive spectrum held by DISH but has no further interest. VZ already commented on these past rumors. In other words they see little value in a satellite TV company unlike AT&T buying a technology dinosaur and an AOL rerun.

  • smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 8, 2015 6:39 PM Flag

    The telecoms giant is struggling to compete in the 4G data pack market here

    LOL. Guess who is building out best of market 4G coverage to +90% of EU market over the next 12 months. When VZ rolled out best of market coverage in US they captured the customer base and still hold over 60% of the U.S. 4G market. The Klown keeps ignoring these facts. VOD is set to become the VZ of Europe while its competition drowns in debt.

  • smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 6, 2015 6:20 PM Flag

    It wasn't a "torrential" downpour then. A really heavy rain will certainly kill the sat signal. Have very regular 20-30 mph sustained winds, gusts to 50 and above on occasion and never a signal problem. You had a bad install if the wind is causing problems. A heavy snow accumulation on the dish or a true heavy rain will cause minor headaches though. Snow accumulation can be cleared but the actually falling of the snow has never caused a problem for me. "Torrential" rain might happen a half dozen times a year in my semi-arid part of the world and it is usually brief. More tolerable than people I hear about their cable being down for a couple days before it gets fixed. Pick your poison. They all occasionally have problems.

  • Reply to

    Smalls

    by nige_co Jan 15, 2015 1:01 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 6, 2015 4:12 PM Flag

    Sent them a message. They are a stick in the mud. Tried live chat a couple days ago but it kept saying live operator was busy. I'm not making a call across the pond just to get into their chat room. I understand the reasons but I already sent them what should have been required.

  • Reply to

    FCC should brake them up

    by neffaireous Feb 4, 2015 5:26 PM
    smalls_62 smalls_62 Feb 6, 2015 4:07 PM Flag

    No breakup needed of individual companies BUT maybe a breakup of the Cable and Telco Lobby aka cartel.

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